INVITATION | Shaping our Digital Future: Tackling Disinformation in the EU, case of Central and Eastern Europe

We cordially invite you to the conference entitled Shaping our Digital Future: Tackling Disinformation in the EU, case of Central and Eastern Europe. The conference will take place on Monday 27 March from 16:30 to 18:45 at the Thon Hotel EU, Rue de la Loi 75 1000 Brussels.

If you wish to attend the conference, please register here.
  • 16:30 – 17:00 Keynote speech: 
    • Věra Jourová, Vice-President of the European Commission, Commissioner for Values and Transparency
  • 17:00 – 17:15 Opening presentations by the organizers: 
    • Žiga Faktor, Head of Brussels Office, EUROPEUM
    • Chris Holzen, Resident Program Director, IRI's Beacon Project
  • 17:15 – 18:45 Panel Discussion
    • Panelists:
      •  Rikard Jozwiak, Europe Editor, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
      • Naďa Kovalčíková, Senior Researcher, EU Institute for Security Studies
      • Katarína Klingová, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Democracy & Resilience, GLOBSEC
      • Miriam Lexmann, Member of the European Parliament, EPP/Slovakia
      • Dorka Takacsy, Research Fellow, Centre for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Democracy (CEID)
    • Moderation: Danielle Piatkiewicz, Research Fellow, EUROPEUM
Light reception will follow after the end of program
The discussion will examine the various forms of malign foreign influence that shape and impact political processes and public opinions in the regions, specifically in regard to the war in Ukraine and the new challenges it raised. Furthermore, the session will discuss the important role of media and civil society in countering disinformation and the need to build trust and establish tools and strategies that protect vulnerable populations, supporting digital literacy in the region. 
How have countries in the Central and Eastern Europe region navigated the onslaught of disinformation tactics coming from both domestic and foreign actors? How can we look at the CEE region with the information war being fought so close?
What is the role of the EU as a normative power – how can legislation such as the Action plan on Disinformation, 2022 Code of Practice on Disinformation, European Media Freedom Act, and other initiatives support the fight against disinformation campaigns? And what is the role of transatlantic relations in this regard? How can the EU continue to set rules and standards?
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Žiga Faktor
Deputy Director & Head of Brussels Office

Expertise: European integration of Western Balkans, EU enlargement, Slovenian Politics and EU-Turkey relations

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